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Record of the Week (Week of 28 April 2014)

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ANTHROPOLOGY

Committee on the Anthropology of Science, Technology and Computing – Rhetorical Studies of Science and Technology

Somatosphere – Anesthesia

BIG DATA

Digital Sociology – What Does Data Do?

Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology – Big Data and its epistemology

Pasco Phronesis – It Was Sooner Than I Thought – PCAST Releases Big Data Report

Sociological Imagination – Nigel Thrift and Steven Koonin discuss urban science and big data [VIDEO]

CLIMATE CHANGE

The Breakthrough Institute (Mathew Nisbet’s The Public Square) – Pathways to Progress on Climate Change

Climate Access – Talking Responsibility for Climate Change: The Call to Mobilize

TED – The Emergent Patterns of climate change [VIDEO]

CLIMATE CHANGE – COMMUNICATION

Talking Climate – To segment or not to segment?

Environmental Communication –

CONSERVATION

Geography Directions – Drones for wildlife: the securitization of conservation?

FRACKING

Council of Canadian Academies – Expert Panel finds monitoring, management, and oversight critical for responsible shale gas development in Canada

IMPACT

KMBeing blog – Collective Impact Of Research Over Isolated Impact Of Research

INTERNET

Ars Technica – State laws that ban municipal Internet will be invalidated, FCC chair says

OPEN ACCESS

Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology – Open-access repositories worldwide, 2005–2012: Past growth, current characteristics, and future possibilities

LSE Impact blog – The only way to make inflated journal subscriptions unsustainable: Mandate Green Open Access.

RANDOM

Open Culture – Carl Sagan Writes a Letter to 17-Year-Old Neil deGrasse Tyson (1975)

SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION

LSE Impact blog – Video abstracts are a low-barrier means for publishers to extend the shelf life of research

SCIENCE

Campaign for Science & Engineering (CaSE) – New evidence: science investment boosts growt

Guardian’s Political Science blog – What has science got in common with opera? Oil

Making Science Public blog – Doing science: Some reflections on methods

SCIENCE COMMUNICATION

Canadian Science Writer’s Association – Can you truly write about science if you don’t comment back to commenters?

Journal of Geography in Higher Education – Using role-play for expert science communication with professional stakeholders in flood risk management

Speakers of Science – Science Communication Communication

SCIENCE EDUCATION

Cultural Studies of Science Education – Debate on global warming as a socio-scientific issue: science teaching towards political literacy

Science & Education –

SCIENCE POLICY / SCIENCE and POLICY

British Ecological Society blog – Decoding EU science policy

Cultural Cognition Project blog – Science and public policy: Who distrusts whom about what?

Pasco Phronesis – Princeton Scientist Wants To Keep Holt Seat In The Family

SOCIAL MEDIA

Ars Technica – Facebook grows up, moves to protect user privacy and stabilize code

UCL Social Networking Sites & Social Science Research Project blog – No Make up Selfie

Culture Digitally – A networked selfie: Storytelling of the self in the age of digital reproduction

VACCINATION

Social Science & Medicine – Attitudes to vaccination: A critical review

VISUALIZATION

Harvard Business Review blog network – Visualizing Zero: How to Show Something with Nothing

OTHER ROUND UPS

Bubble Chamber – The Weekly Roundup

Don’t Get Caught (Communications blog) – The Weekend Read

Ed Yong’s Not Exactly Rocket Science – I’ve Got Your Missing Links Right Here (3 May 2014)

Journalist’s Resource – What’s new in digital and social media research, April 2014: Facebook rumor cascades, online comments, collaborative news clips, more 

Nieman Journalism Lab – This Week in Review: The FCC defends its plan, and Facebook’s (sort of) privacy concession

Savage Minds – Around the Web Digest: Week of April 27

Somatosphere – Web Roundup: The Body and Big Data

Record of the Week (Week of 14 April 2014)

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This week’s science, technology and society (STS) literature round up includes but is not limited to articles on climate change, social media as well as science communication.

CLIMATE CHANGE

Ars Technica – “Hockey stick” climate scientist’s e-mail protected from disclosure

The Atlantic – How to Tap Latent Conservative Support for Climate-Change Policy

The Breakthrough Institute – Preaching to the Climate Converted: Why Showtime’s “Years” Is Unlikely to Reach Non-Believers

The Bubble Chamber – Twice Is Nice! Double counting evidence in climate model confirmation

Climatica – Mitigating climate change – The IPCC WGIII report

Damian Carrington’s Envrionment Blog – IPCC climate report: a route map for civilisation’s greatest journey

Dot Earth blog – A Risk Analyst Explains Why Climate Change Risk Misperception Doesn’t Necessarily Matter

Tallking Climate –

Nature – IPCC report under fire

New Scientist –

Yale Forum on Climate Change –

COMMUNICATION

Open Culture – “The Periodic Table of Storytelling” Reveals the Elements of Telling a Good Story

CYBERSECURITY

Journalist’s Resource – Research chat: Peter Singer on cybersecurity and what the media needs to know

DATA VISUALIZATION

HBR Blog Network – The Quick and Dirty on Data Visualization

DIGITAL CULTURE

Culture Digitally – Beyond surveillance fridges and socialized power drills: social media and the financialization of everyday life

Information, Communication & Society – Digital culture industry: a history of digital distribution

DIGITAL HUMANITIES

Slate – Will Digital Humanities #Disrupt the University?

ENERGY

The Atlantic –

New York Times – Dual Turning Point for Biofuels

Science & Technology Studies 27(1) out now – SPECIAL ISSUE: Energy in Society. Energy Systems and Infrastructures in Society

FRACKING

Goodnight Earth blog – Hold the drill! Fracking emitting more methane than previously thought

GEOGRAPHY

Food and Geography – What’s the Situation With Protected Food Names in Norway?

HEALTH, MEDICINE, etc.

The Atlantic – In Medical Decisions, Dread Is Worse Than Fear

New York Times Health – E-Cigarettes Are Targeted At Youths, Report Says

Social Science & Medicine – Cultures of resistance? A Bourdieusian analysis of doctors’ antibiotic prescribing

HIGHER EDUCATION / UNIVERSITY / etc.

KMbeing blog – Community-University Engagement & University Reforms

IMPACT

Studies in Higher Education – Impacts of academic R&D on high-tech manufacturing products: tentative evidence from supercomputer data

INTERNET

New Scientist – When the internet dies, meet the meshnet that survives

OPEN ACCESS

Savage Minds – Open access is organic: on the Journal of Material Culture

Scholarly Kitchen blog – Open Access in the Humanities and Social Sciences: An Interview with Chris Wickham

LSE Impact blog – To argue against open access on the grounds that it damages the reach of research is to undersell research.

PHILOSOPHY

Brain Pickings – Visual Dictionary of Philosophy: Major Schools of Thought in Minimalist Geometric Graphics 

PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT

LSE Impact Blog – Clicking on the real: telling stories and engaging audiences through interactive documentaries.

RISK

Cultural Cognition Project blog – Vaccine risk perceptions and risk communication: study conclusions & recommendations

Manchester Policy Blog: Science and Technology – Back to the future; the recurring patterns of flooding in the UK

Risk: Reason and Reality – The Great Portland Pee. The Psychological Power of Disgust That Discourages Water Recycling

SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION

Just Publics @365 – Scholarly Communication eBook 

SCIENCE

Somatosphere – Putting Science in its Place

SCIENCE – COMMUNICATION

Cultural Cognition Project blog – Want to improve climate-science communication (I mean really, seriously)? Stop telling just-so stories & conducting “messaging” experiments on MTurk workers & female NYU undergraduates & use genuine evidence-based methods in field settings instead

Public Health Science Communication 2.0 – Pregnancy Science Communication

Science Borealis – Creative credit: media use across the web

SciLogs’ Communication Breakdown blog – The News Release Is Dead, Long Live the News Release

The Guardian – How to create a successful science blog

SCIENCE – RESEARCH

R&D Management – The work motivation of research scientists and its effect on research performance

Studies in Higher Education – Impacts of academic R&D on high-tech manufacturing products: tentative evidence from supercomputer data

SOCIAL MEDIA

The Sociological Imagination – How to be a blogger without having your own blog

Information, Communication & Society – Understanding micro-processes of community building and mutual learning on Twitter: a ‘small data’ approach

LSE Impact blog – Five ways libraries are using Instagram to share collections and draw public interest.

NeuroView – The Vacuum Shouts Back: Postpublication Peer Review on Social Media

New Scientist – Wikipedia searches and sick tweets predict flu cases

The Sociological Imagination – Richard Dawkins, Twitter and the dangers of thinking aloud Edit

Journalist’s Resource – The Boston Marathon bombing: From emergency medicine to Twitter communications, what research has found 

Research to Action – Why You Need To Get On Social Media, Like, Yesterday

OTHER ROUND UPS

The Atlantic – Porn Stars and ’90s Dads: This Week’s Best Pop Culture Writing

Don’t Get Caught – The Weekend Read

The Lancet – This Week in Medicine (19-25 April)

Carl Zimmer’s The Loom – Weekend Reading: The Long Road to Ancient DNA, and Gene-Stealing Ferns

Nieman Journalism Lab – This Week in Review: Making sense of the Pulitzers, and a new daily paper in Los Angeles

Retraction Watch – Weekend reads: How to rescue science, what “censorship” really means, worst paper of the year?

Savage Minds – Around the Web Digest: Week of April 13

SciLogs’ ‘Six Incredible Things before Breakfast’ blog –  Morsels For The Mind – 18/04/2014

Speakers of Science blog – Read of the Week April 17 2014 – Science Writing, Climate Change and News Releases

Record of the Week (Week of 7 April 2014)

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Here is a round up of ‪#science‬, ‪‎technology‬, and ‪‎society‬ (‪#STS‬) literature from the week of 7 April 2014.

ANTHROPOLOGY

Committee on the Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Computing (CASTAC) blog – What Does it Mean to do Anthropology in the Anthropocene?

Savage Minds – Linguistics, Anthropological Linguistics, and Linguistic Anthropology

Somatosphere – Bleach

CLIMATE CHANGE

Breakthrough Institute –

Climate Central –

Dot Earth blog – Nations’ Handling of New Climate Report Presages Divisions in Treaty Effort

Environmental History – Forum: Climate Change and Environmental History

Making Science Public blog –

Open Culture – Watch Episode 1 of Years of Living Dangerously, The New Showtime Series on Climate Change [VIDEO]

PloS One – Climate Change on Twitter: Topics, Communities and Conversations about the 2013 IPCC Working Group 1 Report [OPEN ACCESS]

Risk: Reason and Reality – The Lack of Public Concern About Climate Change. How Much Do We Need to Care, How Much People Care?

The Yale Forum on Climate Change & the Media –

DIGITAL CULTURE

Culture Digitally –
Capture, Fixation and Conversation: How The Matrix Has You and Will Sell You – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

EVIDENCE

Alliance for Useful Evidence –

GEOGRAPHY

Geography Directions – The Story of Stilton Cheese: Place-based Production and the Protected Food Names System
http://blog.geographydirections.com/2014/04/10/the-story-of-stilton-cheese-place-based-production-and-the-protected-food-names-system/

HEALTH / MEDICINE

Guardian’s Political Science blog – Will the medical establishment stop investing in fossil fuels?
http://www.theguardian.com/science/political-science/2014/apr/08/will-the-medical-establishment-stop-investing-in-fossil-fuels

HIGHER EDUCATION

The Guardian – Why UK universities shouldn’t be hostile to alternative economic models

LSE Impact Blog –

Universities UK blog – University-business collaboration – what the latest HE-BCI release tells us (and what it doesn’t)

IMPACT

Social Epistemology: A Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Policy – Opening the Black Box: The Social Outcomes of Scientific Research

PHILOSOPHY

Open Culture – Human, All Too Human: 3-Part Documentary Profiles Nietzsche, Heidegger & Sartre [VIDEO]

PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT

Guardian’s Higher Education Network – Can engaging with the public help your career in academia?

LSE Impact Blog – The lack of reward mechanisms for public scholarship severely limits the future of public engagement in the academy.

SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION

Journal of the Association for the Information Science and Technology – Finding knowledge paths among scientific disciplines

Just Publics @365 – Engaging Academics and Reimagining Scholarly Communication for the Public Good: A Report

The Scholarly Kitchen –

The Sociological Imagination – Using Slideshare and Prezi to disseminate your work

SCIENCE – COMMUNICATION

Canadian Science Writers’ Association blog – You Ask, I Answer: A Day in a Life of Ask-A-Scientist

The Guardian –

The Plainspoken Scientist blog – How climate modelers became calendar models

Open Culture – Watch Episode #5 of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos: Unlocking the Mysteries of Light (US Viewers) [VIDEO]

Slate – Stephen Colbert Is the Best Source of Science on TV

SCIENCE – POLICY

British Ecological Society blog –

PloS One – Differential Impact of Science Policy on Subfields of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research [OPEN ACCESS]

Research to Action – A Training Workbook: Communication Methods and Scientific Advocacy

SCIENCE – RESPONSIBLE SCIENCE / INNOVATION

FrogHeart blog – What is responsible science?

The Telegraph – Obsession with health and safety is killing science, claims James Lovelock

SOCIAL MEDIA

Just Publics @365 – Social Media Toolkit

LSE Impact Blog – Five ways universities are using Instagram

Slate – The Nun Who Got Addicted to Twitter

The Sociological Imagination – Patrick Dunleavy on the Republic of Blogs

University Affairs – University leaders reach out through social media

RANDOM

Open Culture – How to Survive the Coming Zombie Apocalypse: An Online Course by Michigan State

OTHER ROUND UPS

Don’t Get Caught blog – The Weekend read

Ed Yong’s ‘Not Exactly Rocket Science’ blog – I’ve Got Your Missing Links Right Here (12 April 2014)

LSE Impact Blog – Impact Round-Up 12th April: Academese, #datadramas, and how not to think about the humanities.

Nieman Journalism Lab – This Week in Review: Vox and the wonk boom, and Comcast defends its TWC merger plans

Retraction Watch – Weekend reads: Problems with a Science paper, how to cite properly (and improperly)

Savage Minds – Around the Web Digest: Week of April 6

Social Media Examiner – Twitter’s New Web Profile: This Week in Social Media

Speakers of Science blog – Reads of the week April 11 2014 – Mosquitos, bad science, science journalism and more!

 

**Last Edited: 15 April 2014**